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Unread 04-23-2015, 02:55 AM   #4
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Default starting to sound like a parrot on these issues at this point.

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Originally Posted by Aerozord View Post
-I navigated some questionable websites while my security wasn't at its best
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Well, you could avoid doing questionable things with lax security. That's a good starting point. Also, AVG is also garbage. sure it's better than most free AV's, but it's still garbage. Like it or not, if you want an anti-virus that works you're going to have to cough up some sheckles. Kaspersky being a solid investment, for example. Which leads to my next point.

To be really thorough on your scannings you're going to need to do something like a pre-environment scan or boot to an OS where the virus/malware can't activate due to the nature of the OS architecture. Hiren's boot or various Linux flavors that are designed for virus removal comes to mind.

Then there's the issue of browser use. Malware treatment is as much, if not more, of a preventative issue as it is reactive. Preventing scripts and background shit can solve a bunch of potential issues right the bat. If you're using mozilla then slap in noscript, adblock, ghostery/privacybadger/whatever and the like. RemoveItPermently is another good addon, but not entirely necessary. If you're using chrome then back up your bookmarks and uninstall it. Shit has more holes in it than swiss cheese. Use Iron Browser instead. Then get Adblock+ and ScriptSafe extentions. Scriptsafe being the chromium equivalent of noscript, only lighter on resources and in some ways works even better.

And it goes without saying but it might as well be said anyway: Check your drivers. Check your drivers. Check your drivers. Check your drivers. Chipset updates, firmware updates, NIC drivers, whatever.

Power cycle your modem and router.

Or it could just be your ISP.

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